Our Story

16 years ago, we transformed a forgotten architectural gem on a quiet corner in Beverly Hills into an exciting little hotel that we named the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. It was our first hotel and, like the many wonderful guests that have stayed there, we love it more today than ever before. Now the Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills has a sibling, located only 2 hours away in a secluded street in Downtown Palm Springs. Although it’s only recently gotten the Avalon name, this magical desert resort has been in our family since we revived it over a decade ago. To us, these two special places represent everything we love about making, running and staying in great hotels: Storied buildings, great design, personalized service and lasting memories. We look forward to sharing them all with you.

Our hotels

Beverly Hills

Potential. That’s what we saw when we came across the former Beverly Carlton Hotel back in the late 1990's. Once a home-away-from-home for mid-century celebrities and famously photographed by Julius Shulman, this little hideaway got a much-deserved second act and became the first Avalon Hotel when we brought in the now internationally-renowned designer Kelly Wearstler to work her magic. Today, the property comprises three unique structures – the Olympic Building, Beverly Tower and Canon Building – and offers 84 guestrooms, a full-service wellness studio, an hourglass pool and patio with outdoor dining, and the chef-driven Oliverio Restaurant and Bar.

Palm springs

Avalon Hotel Palm Springs is the newest addition to the Avalon family. Since the 1930’s, this quintessential Palm Springs resort has sat in stunning contrast to its desert setting, nestled between Downtown's main drag and the foot of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains. We discovered the property back in 2003 and worked together with Kelly Wearstler Interior Designs to channel Palm Springs’ Golden Age through an exuberant new take on the Hollywood Regency style. Over a decade later and with a brand new name, our little desert gem continues to define the Downtown Palm Springs resort and spa experience. It offers 67 luxuriously appointed guestrooms, including 13 historic one- and two-bedroom villas, three pools, the Estrella Spa and the Chi Chi Restaurant, all set amongst four acres of fragrant, beautifully manicured gardens.


our restaurants

Viviane, our new restaurant in collaboration with Bombet Hospitality Group, is located in the lobby and around the pool of the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills. Viviane features award-winning chef Michael Hung’s modern California interpretation of classic European and American cuisine. Chef Michael’s menu is paired with a curated wine list of boutique vineyards and 1950’s inspired seasonal cocktails. Join us daily for lunch and dinner, weekdays for breakfast, and weekends for brunch.

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An ode to chef Tara Lazar's childhood summers spent south of the border, Chi Chi at the Avalon Hotel recalls soulful Latin standards—with a dash of cheeky California wellness—in the playful pool-centric setting of Palm Springs. Chi Chi is not your typical hotel restaurant. It's made for free flowing indoor-outdoor meals, spa-side snacking, and casual noshing around our multiple pools. We think of it as a relaxed gathering place for food rather than a formal restaurant setting, a nostalgic recollection of the sun-soaked (and, most often, poolside) lifestyle of the Latin jetset in the 1960s.

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our spa

Estrella ("star" in English) was the original name of the hotel which is now the Avalon Palm Springs. For the last decade however, it's what we've called our spa. We like to think of Estrella Spa as the star that lights up the Avalon from the inside out. It's the centerpiece of our Hotel's health and wellness experience and a refuge for your indulgence, play, learning, growth and comfort. As part of our all new offering, we proudly uses only handmade medicinal herb infused oils and self care products made from the purest ingredients fresh from Mother Earth. Whether you are looking for a massage, scrub, facial, all-of-the-above or something else entirely, you will find a selection of thoughtfully assembled options from which to choose and make your own.

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Proper Hospitality

Proper Hospitality designs, brands and operates bespoke hospitality experiences that bring a modern approach to a centuries-old tradition. The company currently manages the two Avalon Hotels and will begin opening its eponymously-named Proper Hotels in 2016.


If delivering an exceptional guest experience is your passion, you’re our kind of person. We are currently hiring for management and hourly positions in both Beverly Hills and Palm Springs locations.
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